Set in attractive woodland in Normandy, France, Rouen-les-Essarts was one of Europes finest circuits. Opened by the AC de Normand in 1950, Rouen was modernized in 1952 with new pits, grandstand and wider track. The run down to the cobbled Nouveau Monde hairpin was spectacular, and the uphill return leg required a powerful engine.
Rouen Circuit Map
View the circuit map, with photographs from past and present. View the map here.
French Grand Prix
The French Grand Prix was held at the Rouen-les-Essarts circuit on five occasions.
Click on the images below to read the race reports.
Trevor Taylor Recalls
In 1994 former Lotus Grand Prix driver Trevor Taylor recalled the Rouen-les-Essarts race circuit for World Sports Cars magazine.
Read the article here.